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Old 10-13-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Different Size Spacers In Front From Back

Ok so here is what i am thinking. my new front bumper has added quite a bit of weight to the front of my jeep. so what i want to do is put 2 inch coil spacers in the front and 1 inch in the back. i have a 2.5L so i guess its lighter. i just want to see how it would look before i go for a more sufficient lift kit. im probably going to get them off ebay. SOoooooo please tell me what you think. sorry if this is a dumb question but im 18 and this is my first car im kind of a noob. im a fast learner and im pretty sure i can do it myself but can someone please give me a write up. THANK YOU

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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Instead of doing both just put a 1'' in the front. and its not a "car".

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:12 AM   #3
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Its not uncommon for people to run different size spacers from the front to the back, just get the spacers you need to level your jeep out.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:56 AM   #4
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but i also want a cheapish lift just to see if i actually want to go for the lift kit.

and, my bad, its no car its a JEEP
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would I need new shocks or bumb stops
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:20 AM   #6
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would I need new shocks or bumb stops
not for a body lift but keep in mind that if you don't raise the entire body the same amout you will need different size spacers as you go down the length of the jeep for it not to stress it..example..you could use fender washers to raise the front an inch..you might need say 6 washers under the front mount,then 4 under the next mount,2 under the next and none under the rear..my point is you need to taper your mount sizes as you go back
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not for a body lift but keep in mind that if you don't raise the entire body the same amout you will need different size spacers as you go down the length of the jeep for it not to stress it..example..you could use fender washers to raise the front an inch..you might need say 6 washers under the front mount,then 4 under the next mount,2 under the next and none under the rear..my point is you need to taper your mount sizes as you go back
I think he's talking about a BB coil spacer lift.
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would I need new shocks or bumb stops
With only a 1-2 inch lift I don't think you would need new shocks as long as you don't over flex the wheels. I think you might need new bump stops.
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I think he's talking about a BB coil spacer lift.
my bad..it's early....shocks and stops are fine for that amount of lift
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:20 AM   #10
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thank you, i decided to just go with the TeraFlex Jeep TJ 2" Budget Boost kit just because it would be cheaper than buying the separate pieces. and i will get shocks eventually.

this is what im working with (plus a xrc smittybilt stinger = HEAVY)
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I am thinking of doing the same. New coil springs 3" in the front & 2" in rear.
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I am thinking of doing the same. New coil springs 3" in the front & 2" in rear.
please tell me how it turns out and please post some pictures. very interested in seeing what it would look like
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BDS 3" front, 2" rear on 33's...
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what else?

Did you need to do anything besides bump stop extensions? Vibrations? Is your jeep level? Is it a 4 cyl?

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Did you need to do anything besides bump stop extensions? Vibrations? Is your jeep level? Is it a 4 cyl?
Adjustable track bars front and rear, longer sway bar links, MML (originally needed 5/8" worth of washers to lower the transfer case).

4.0, sits level

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